When I first came to Shanghai, I was surprised by the amount of Art Deco architecture in this city. I really loved the dominating character that these buildings possess over their surroundings and I decided to create a photo-project featuring Art Deco Architecture.
The main source of visual inspiration for this photo project has been ‘Batman: The Animated Series’. This is a television series that all the Batman fans adore and everyone has seen it when they were growing up. I was totally mesmerized by the portrayal of Gotham city in this series. The Gothic backgrounds and look and feel of Gotham City were designed by Eric Radomski at Warner Bros. Animation (source: Wikipedia)
Through my project, I tried to synergize the complexity, darker tone, artistic quality, noir imagery of Batman animated series and the architectural quality of Art Deco buildings in Shanghai, resulting in Dark Deco series.